Audit Manager - Information Technology - Infrastructure Audit Manager - Information Technology -  …

Bank of Montreal
in Toronto, ON, Canada
Permanent, Full time
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Competitive
Bank of Montreal
in Toronto, ON, Canada
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Competitive
Audit Manager - Information Technology - Infrastructure
Under the direction of the Director/Senior Audit Manager (SAM), the Audit Manager is accountable to support the Enterprise and the assigned Business/Corporate Group in maintaining effective management processes and system of internal control. An affective audit function provides vital assurance to the Board of Directors and senior management as to the quality of the internal control system and in so doing helps reduce the risk of loss and reputational damage to the Company. The function is instrumental in identifying unacceptable / high risk circumstances that could lead to material impact on profitability or reputation. The Audit Manager is responsible for conducting audits which critically assess management and internal control processes, ensuring the nature, extent and timing of the audit is appropriately executed and contributing to the formulation of an insightful audit report which provides clear, concise and memorable insights on assed possible issues, which will assist management in fulfilling its responsibilities.
  • Contributing to the sustainability of a strong internal audit practice by maintaining a high-performance culture, embedding the "Our Way" principles in the conduct of the role.
  • Contributing through direct actions to the Division's stature and independence within the Enterprise.
  • This is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to a variety of technology systems and business applications at BMO and influence processes through improving controls.
Key Dimensions of Capability:
  • Proactively identify changing strategies, tactics, risks and initiatives continuously following the appropriate audit and investigative services with the appropriate focus.
  • Providing fair and balanced insights into current, emerging and potential issues, trends and opportunities that will enhance efficiency and effectiveness of management and the enabling control processes.
  • Drive positive change in the Enterprise based upon high quality work, thoughtful in its preparation and direction.
  • Leading a workforce that is knowledgeable about our business and specialized within their audit field, understanding the external market, thinking about the efficiency and effectiveness of management and control processes, being seen as highly credible and using their ingenuity to add value.
  • Continually advance the professional practice.
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Proactively identify changing strategies, tactics, risks and initiatives continuously following the appropriate audit and investigative services with the appropriate focus.
    • Meet with key client management periodically to ensure an understanding of strategies, tactics, objectives and initiatives.
    • Execute audit procedures conducted in full recognition of the risks of the client group which encompass the internal risks, control risks and internal/external environments and regulatory risks.
    • As required, provide input to the development of an annual audit plan.
  • Providing fair and balanced insights into current, emerging and potential issues, trends and opportunities that will enhance efficiency and effectiveness of management and the enabling control processes.
    • Develop audit discussion points that are insightful and provide a fair and balanced assessment based upon critical assessment of management and control processes such points will be clear, concise, objective and timely in their delivery.
    • Provide the Director/SAM with meaningful insights on efficiency opportunities observed within client functions.
    • Demonstrate good judgement in application of audit procedures.
    • Develop and maintain good working relations with key clients and executives at senior management levels.
    • Provide timely and insightful support to Director and SAM.
  • Drive positive change in the Enterprise based upon high quality work, thoughtful in its preparation and direction.
    • Maintain a working knowledge of the industry, of the client group, the regulatory and broad economic environment availing the client of the knowledge as to the development of new strategies and tactical plans and opportunities.
    • Ensure that all audit procedures executed are conducted to the high standards set out by the Division, adherence to which is confirmed through the Division's Quality Assurance program and/or regulatory examination results.
    • Apply sound judgement in the execution of the assigned work.
    • Ensure open and effective lines of communication are maintained with the client for the work undertaken by the role.
    • Effectively execute sections of the audit as assigned by the Director or SAM.
    • Conduct such projects as may be assigned by Director, Senior Audit Manager.
  • Leading a workforce that is knowledgeable about our business and specialized within their audit field, understanding the external market, thinking about the efficiency and effectiveness of management and control processes, being seen as highly credible and using their ingenuity to add value.
    • Maintain regular communication with Director/SAM on Division issues concerning the audit engagement.
    • Demonstrate high quality work consistent with a "strong" audit function,
    • Provide proactive leadership and direction to Audit Analysts and Associates as may be required, supporting performance assessments by the Director/Senior Audit Manager.
    • Continue to advance the capabilities of individual teams by participating in internal / external training opportunities.
    • Be a positive role model for others, demonstrating the principles and values set by the Division and the Enterprise.
    • Be and be seen as a leader among Audit Managers through creative thinking and active participation in leadership forums within the Division.
    • Be and be seen as a knowledgeable person in business, client and audit technical matters keeping current on new thinking/practices.
    • Support the culture within CAD as it continues to evolve.
  • Continually advance the professional practice.
    • Be seen as knowledgeable within specific technical competency roles aligned to the needs of the Division.
    • Provide the Director/SAM with critical input to Chief Auditor / Assistant Chief Auditor on the practical aspects of the audit and its execution.
    • Advance the Division's overall practice ensuring that practices and methodologies application are maintaining at the high-quality level expected of a strong internal audit practice.


Qualifications
Knowledge:
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent with 5-7 years of direct relevant experience in an audit function or business / corporate function
  • Graduate degree would be desirable.
  • Professional or business designation is required.
  • Good knowledge in Internal Controls and Risk Assessment.
  • Knowledge of trends and best practices in Internal Control and the assigned LOB.
  • Solid knowledge of the subject matter of assigned Centre of Competency.
Skills:
  • Proactive self-starter with the ability to manage and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate, influence and network effectively
  • Working level planning and organizing skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Introductory level of leadership and managerial skills.
  • Working level of negotiating, conflict resolution and influencing skills.
  • Good analytical and system thinking skills.
Technical:
  • Professional designation (CA, CISA, CISSP or other IT designation) with IT knowledge/experience preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in information systems, IT audit, or similar technical area required
  • Hardware / Operating Systems: Mainframe, Microsoft Windows Servers, IBM UNIX/Linux (HP-UX, AIX, Solaris, Red Hat, VMWare/VMware Infrastructure, AS/400, System Clusters (VMS, Unix, Windows), RACF, etc.
  • Network technologies/ tools: WAN, LAN, VLAN, DNS, DHCP, MQ Series, firewalls, MS Exchange, TSM, Tivoli, Identify Manager, routers and switches, Ant-Virus, DLP, SIEM tools, encryption, cloud, cyber security, etc.
Working Conditions:
  • The working environment provides minimal exposure to discomfort or risk to safety. This job does require a high level of sensory attention with the need to concentrate on one or more activities such as reading, observing, listening or focused visual concentration when deciphering audit findings or analyzing trends. Requirements to travel and pressures to meet audit plan while working in a rapidly changing industry pose some mental stress.

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